Police honoured at ceremony
IT was a day of pride and honour for a job well done yesterday at the PCYC, with a Queensland Police Service awards ceremony.
Gladstone Police Inspector Graham Coleman said the recognition of officers and volunteers was an important occasion.
“It’s a day where we celebrate the commitment of officers both for length of service and also for their individually specific things they’ve done,” Inspector Coleman said.
Awards were presented by Assistant Commissioner Alan Davey for operation excellence, volunteering in policing, police service, and a chaplaincy induction also take place.
Constables Chris Findlay and Glen Auyoub recieved Assistant Commissioner’s Certificates for their work in the capture of a wanted man.
The pair, fully kitted out and wearing bulletproof vests, tracked the man through bushland and steep hills.
“That was above and beyond what we expect ... they could have turned around and said we’ve lost him, but they kept going,” Inspector Coleman said.
Former Far North Queensland Regional Superintendent Alexander Vidler retired from his position 27 years ago, but was pleased to receive his 30-year clasp at the presentation
Mr Vidler has lived at Boyne Island since the 1980s.